View Our Homes a blog about Calgary and Area Real Estate en-ca (C) 1996-2019 Norm Rousseau & Sylvia Garrett MaxWell Realty 120 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 05:33:20 G2T Mon, 04 Feb 2019 05:33:20 G2T Mon, 04 Feb 2019 05:33:20 G2T <a href=""><img width="475" height="241" title="quote-0003" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="quote-0003" src="" border="0"></a><p><a href=""><br></a></p> Insight for Feb 4 2019 Norm Rousseau Sat, 02 Feb 2019 10:09:11 G2T <p>New Listing in Braeside SW <br>1,513 Square foot Bungalow with 21 X 24 sq ft garage </p><p><a href=""><img width="361" height="272" title="IMG_1774" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="IMG_1774" src="" border="0"></a></p><p><a href=""><img width="361" height="272" title="IMG_1773" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="IMG_1773" src="" border="0"></a></p><p>Detailed information:</p><p><a title="" href=""></a></p> Braeside Bungalow $439,900 Norm Rousseau Fri, 01 Feb 2019 06:08:54 G2T <p><strong>City of Calgary, February 1, 2019</strong> – <p>As economic challenges linger into 2019, housing markets remain on a sluggish pace.<p>January sales totalled 804 units, 16 per cent below last year and 21 per cent below long-term averages for the month.<p>"The slow start to the year does not come as a surprise, as concerns about job losses and the state of the energy sector weigh on consumers. We anticipate that the slow market conditions will persist throughout much of the first quarter," said CREB<sup>®</sup> chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. <p>The number of new listings entering the market remained comparable to last year, but those levels far surpassed sales activity. This is resulted in further gains in inventory levels. Elevated inventories relative to sales caused months of supply to rise to nearly seven months. CREB Media release: New year kicks off with slow sales Norm Rousseau Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:40:10 G1T <p>In this season of valentine bliss, many couples find themselves having that all-important heart-to-heart conversation about what they envision for their future together. If that future includes a view as to what your perfect love nest would look like, now’s the time to be honest about what each of your ideas, and ideals, are for your shared home.<a href=""><img width="397" height="320" title="Capture" align="left" style="margin: 9px 21px 0px 0px; float: left; display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Capture" src="" border="0"></a><p>Put a pot of coffee on, pull up a chair, and get the discussion started.<p>- You might as well start with the tough stuff, and that means laying out your financial status, warts and all. This is the time for each of you to disclose your income, savings and credit score, and come clean on all your debts and financial obligations. You’ll also have to discuss how you intend to approach the purchase of the home and the costs to run it, whether that’s splitting all financial obligations down the middle or making some other arrangement. THE PERFECT PAIRING Norm Rousseau Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:49:16 G1T <p>Calgary, Alberta – As Canada’s mortgage rules have tightened, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) acknowledges consumers may consider alternative financing options to purchase or sell real estate.<p>RECA urges vigilance, as incidents of fraud or misleading behaviour around seller financing are on the rise in Alberta. Real Estate Council of Alberta Urges Vigilance When Engaging in Seller Financing Norm Rousseau Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:29:35 G1T <p><a href=""><img width="540" height="274" title="quote-007" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="quote-007" src="" border="0"></a></p> Insight for your day! Norm Rousseau Fri, 11 Jan 2019 03:26:32 G1T <p>BRIGHT AND SUNNY END UNIT WITH EXTRA WINDOWS AND 936 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE! EAST/WEST EXPOSURE PROVIDES LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH A SPACIOUS EATING NOOK, GAS FIREPLACE, AND SLIDING DOOR TO A PRIVATE PATIO. TWO GENEROUS SIZED BEDROOMS. LAUNDRY AND PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE COMPLETE THIS AFFORDABLE HOME! QUIET MILLRISE LOCATION. ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, LRT, SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND THEATRES!</p><p>More info: <a title="" href=""></a></p><img alt="" src=";TableID=9&amp;Type=1&amp;Number=0&amp;Size=2&amp;exk=029a16993660d64cdf60f6067ab449a9"> $227,900 Two Bedroom Townhouse South West Norm Rousseau Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:37:07 G1T <p>With 20 years of real estate sales in the Calgary market and true 100% Canadian roots, MaxWell Would we would be crazy not to show our hockey pride!<p>Beginning January 13, 2019 and running right through until April, Maxwell Realty has signed an agreement to advertise on the rink boards for the Calgary Flames hockey franchise.<p><a href=""><img width="496" height="197" title="Calgary Flames" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Calgary Flames" src="" border="0"></a> Flames Hockey Norm Rousseau Thu, 10 Jan 2019 04:06:27 G1T <p>Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision<p>by Canadian Press 09 Jan 2019<p>The Bank of Canada left its trend-setting interest rate unchanged at 1.75% on Wednesday as the sharp decline in oil prices temporarily dims its economic outlook for the coming months.<a href=""><img width="249" height="247" title="untitled" align="left" style="margin: 8px 24px 0px 0px; float: left; display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="untitled" src="" border="0"></a><p>Before long, however, the central bank expects the economy to expand with renewed vigour. More rate hikes, it stressed, will be necessary “over time”. Bank of Canada Holding for now Norm Rousseau Thu, 03 Jan 2019 06:42:41 G1T <p><b>Media release: </b><p>Job market weakness and lending restrictions a common thread in 2018’s housing market<p>City of Calgary, January 2, 2019 – Calgary Real Estate Board<p>As oversupply continues in Calgary’s housing market, December prices eased by one per cent compared to last month and are over three per cent below last December.<p>“Persistent weakness in the job market and changes in the lending market impacted sales activity in the resale market this year,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. </p><p><a href=""><img width="354" height="354" title="Downward Trend" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Downward Trend" src="" border="0"></a></p> WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOME! Norm Rousseau